The Destination

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The Destination

Schloss Elmau is located near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the most beautiful sanctuary of the Bavarian Alps between the Zugspitz Glacier und the Karwendel Mountain Range just 100 km south of Munich and 40 km north of Innsbruck  The region offers an abundance of  hiking and mountain bike trails, crystal clear lakes, rushing streams, lofty peaks, famous museums and churches, authentic Bavarian villages and all the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig II.. You can reach his his favourite retreat at 1800 m above sea level in the Wetterstein Mountains in less than one hour with one of our super e-bikes.

The Schachen

With its striking architecture, the Schachen is one of the most impressive places you can find anywhere in the alps. King Ludwig II. built it in 1868-1872 as a retreat. The Schachen is located 1800m above sea level in the Wetterstein Mountains in front of Schloss Elmau and offers breathing taking views of the Bavarian Alps. The cosmopolitan design reflects how the King created his most intimate retreat by imagination and appropriation of a distant oriental and Indian culture in the midst of a spectactular alpine scenery.

The Ferchensee Lake

A 2,5 km walk along the rushing Ferchenbach stream to the crystal clear Ferchensee Lake. The ideal 10km track for running or jogging around the lake and back to the hotel. You may extend it by another 4-6 km if you continue to the next lake or the Mittenwald village. 


View from the Wetterstein Peak (2500m above sealevel) to the Ferchense and Lautersee lakes and Mittenwald Village. 
It takes about 3-4 hrs to climb up to the Wetterstein Peak from Schloss Elmau. Medium Level.



Schloss Herrenchiemsee,  Schloss Neuschwanstein, Wieskirche, Schloss Linderhof, Gabriele Münter & Vassily Kandinsky Museum in Murnau, Franz Marc Museum in Kochel,  Buchheim Museum at the Starnberger See,  Zugspitzbahn & Eibsee, Oberammergau, Abbey Ettal, Innsbruck, Munich and more.....